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15:30 Cheltenham

Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle (Grade 1) (Class 1)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 213y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £325,000 added
  • Winner: £182,878
  • 2nd: £68,900
  • 3rd: £34,482
  • 4th: £17,225
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 3.20s
  • Off Time: 15:30:57
  • 15 Ran
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1
Silk - Mauve and pink (quartered), white sleeves, mauve stars
66/1
  • Form 1201-32
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 141

raced in 3rd, went 2nd after 4th behind clear leader, pushed along after 3 out, lost 2nd when mistake 2 out, soon weakened

2
Silk - BLACK, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, black stars, yellow cap, black stars

Bacardys (FR)

75 BFD
33/1
  • Form F6-2124
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 157

held up in rear, headway on outside going well home bend, went 3rd last, hung left briefly, stayed on but no impression on front pair

3
Silk - Dark blue, yellow stripe, red cap
14/1
  • Form 111-6P2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 153

held up in mid-division, headway going ok when not much room after 2 out, weakened and pulled up before last

4
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT BLUE Cross of Lorraine, halved sleeves and diamonds on cap
  • Form 2/2135-2
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 145

chased leader until after 4th, mistake 6th, lost place before 9th, behind 3 out, pulled up before last

5
Silk - Maroon, orange diamond, diamonds on sleeves, maroon cap, orange diamond
10/1
  • Form 1112-61
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 153

held up in mid-division, not fluent 9th, not much room when untidy 2 out, soon closed up, hung left after last, kept on and edged right inside final 100 yards

6
Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap
  • Form 381/7-27
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 155

held up towards rear, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last

7
Silk - Dark green, yellow sleeves, black diamonds, quartered cap
  • Form 3-239F3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 146

mid-division, headway before 7th, led coming off home bend, stayed on well flat, asserting inside final 100 yards

8
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink disc, Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink spots
4/6
  • Form 1111-11
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 169

mid-division, headway before 7th, pushed along briefly after 3 out, hit 2 out, unable to quicken when hampered home bend, weakened final 100 yards

9
Silk - Royal blue, white seams, white and royal blue hooped cap

Penhill

25 DCD
10/1
  • Form 12/6322
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 156

held up in last, mistake 3rd and soon pulled up

10
Silk - Green, royal blue inverted triangle, royal blue and green chevrons on sleeves, white and green hooped cap

Ronald Pump

46 ht D
20/1
  • Form 11-1224
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 156

held up in rear, mistake 7th, headway before 3 out, not clear run after home bend, soon switched left then right, went 2nd before mistake last, stayed on, held inside final 100 yards

11
Silk - Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star
  • Form 4-61F12
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 156

chased leaders, went 2nd when hit 2 out, every chance home bend, unable to quicken before last, no impression but kept on flat

12
Silk - Royal blue, orange stars on sleeves and cap
50/1
  • Form 111142
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 150

held up in rear, not fluent 8th, well beaten before 2 out

13
Silk - Black, orange diamond, sleeves and cap

Tobefair

47 DCD
50/1
  • Form 221-134
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 153

mid-division, headway under pressure after 2 out, chasing leaders before last, kept on same pace flat until no extra towards finish

14
Silk - Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves

West Approach

26 p C
100/1
  • Form 21U3P4
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 149

mid-division, pushed along and lost place before mistake 9th, well behind after 3 out, pulled up before last

15
Silk - Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
7/1
  • Form 3-5231P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 157

jumped right, led, clear before 4th until before 2 out, headed coming off last bend and soon weakened

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Defending champion PAISLEY PARK bids for an eighth straight victory and is difficult to oppose. Despite having won Grade 2 races here and at Newbury this season, he has been prepared with this race in mind and he has the stand-out form over 3m. Penhill, though still useful, is not the same horse that won this in 2018 and was well beaten by Apple's Jade at Leopardstown over Christmas but the prolific mare then ran a shocker when pulled up behind Benie Des Dieux at Gowran. Summerville Boy was beaten fair and square behind the selection last time having won the Relkeel here earlier but still holds Lisnagar Oscar, Tobefair and L'Ami Serge. City Island is interesting as he won the Ballymore last year. He hasn’t been in the same form this season, however, and has recently undergone wind surgery. Emitom disappointed on his reappearance here but then won a Grade 2 at Haydock and he is one of the unknown quantities in the race.

Formwatch

Ask Dillon (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Mid-division, closer chasing leaders approaching 5th, pushed along before 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 17, 3 3/4l behind Limited Reserve (10-3) at Sandown 2m 7f hcp (1) hvy in Feb.

Bacardys (FR) 6-4jfav (11-10) Soon raced in moderate 3rd, slight mistake 5th, lost position from 3 out, no impression approaching 2 out, kept on again without threatening run-in, 4th of 7, 23l behind Apple's Jade (11-3) at Leopardstown 3m (1) sft in Dec.

City Island (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Raced in 4th, dropped to last after 8th, pushed along after 3 out, went 3rd but off front pair into straight, left 2nd from last and kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 24l behind Carefully Selected (11-1) at Punchestown 2m 4f (1) sft in Jan.

Donna's Diamond (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Prominent, challenged before 7th, led before 3 out, soon headed, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Emitom (11-2) at Haydock 3m (1) hvy in Feb.

Emitom (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Held up, headway 8th, not much room final bend and lost place, quickly recovered and led before 3 out, soon headed, led again 2 out, not fluent last, clear flat, comfortably, won at Haydock 3m (1) hvy in Feb beating Donna's Diamond (11-2) by 8l, 6 ran.

L'Ami Serge (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 2 out, headway off last bend, 4th when jumped left last, no impression, weakened flat, 7th of 8, 10 3/4l behind Paisley Park (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m (1) sft in Jan.

Lisnagar Oscar (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Chased leader until after 3rd, stayed in close 3rd, every chance off last bend, not pace of front pair from last, kept on, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Paisley Park (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m (1) sft in Jan.

Paisley Park (IRE) 4-6fav (11-6) Mid-division, closed 6th, ridden off last bend, led last, pricked ears flat, stayed on, driven out, won at Cheltenham 3m (1) sft in Jan beating Summerville Boy (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

Penhill 3-1 (11-3) Waited with, soon raced in 6th, not fluent 7th, headway approaching straight, 2nd 2 out, soon not match winner and one pace, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Cracking Smart (11-3) at Navan 2m 5f (1) hvy in Feb.

Ronald Pump 7-4 (11-0) Held up in touch in rear, slight mistake 10th, pushed along next, no impression from 4 out, moderate 5th when left 4th 2 out, hands and heels run-in, 4th of 6, 21l behind Carefully Selected (11-6) at Naas 3m (1) sft in Jan.

Summerville Boy (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Led, mistake 2 out, ridden after 2 out, headed and mistake last, held flat, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Paisley Park (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m (1) sft in Jan.

The Jam Man (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Mid-division on inner, hampered 4 out, 8th 3 out, headway after next, went 3rd entering straight, soon ridden in 2nd, kept on same pace in 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 28, 1 1/2l behind Treacysenniscorthy (10-6) at Leopardstown 3m hcp Yielding in Feb.

Tobefair 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 2 out, outpaced before last, kept on flat, went 4th inside final 100 yards, 4th of 8, 6 3/4l behind Paisley Park (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m (1) sft in Jan.

West Approach 11-2 (11-2) Held up in rear, not fluent 9th, soon ridden, well beaten before 2 out, plugged on flat, just failed to get 3rd, 4th of 6, 11 1/2l behind Emitom (11-2) at Haydock 3m (1) hvy in Feb.

Apple's Jade (FR) 11-8 (11-3) Led, mistake 5th, joined before 3 out, soon ridden, headed after 3 out, weakened quickly, pulled up before 2 out, at Gowran Park 3m (1) Soft - Heavy in Jan.